Dow Jones Futures Rally As Tesla Hits Buy Point; Best Buy, Palo Alto Surge On Earnings

Dow Jones futures, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures, were higher ahead of the market open Tuesday, as Tesla stock trades back in buy range. Best Buy and Palo Alto Networks surged on earnings results.


Among the Dow Jones leaders, Apple (AAPL) edged lower premarket Tuesday, while Microsoft (MSFT) moved up 0.2% in today’s stock market. Home Depot (HD) remains below a new buy point after a recent breakout attempt.

EV giant Tesla (TSLA) looked to add to Monday’s bullish gains, moving up 0.7% in premarket trade. The EV leader is back in buy range.

After the close Monday, cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks (PANW) reported strong fiscal-Q4 results. Shares surged over 11% in premarket trade. Best Buy (BBY) reported ahead of the market open Tuesday. Shares jumped 5% in premarket trade.

Among the top stocks to buy and watch, Mercado Libre (MELI), Nvidia (NVDA) and Snap (SNAP) are in or near new buy zones.

Microsoft, Nvidia and Tesla are IBD Leaderboard stocks. Nvidia is also an IBD SwingTrader stock. Nvidia and Snap were featured in this week’s Stocks Near A Buy Zone column. Snap was also Monday’s IBD Stock Of The Day.

Dow Jones Futures Today: Fed Summit Looms

Ahead of the market open Tuesday, Dow Jones futures rallied 0.15% vs. fair value, while S&P 500 futures moved up 0.2%. Nasdaq 100 futures traded 0.25% higher. Remember that trading in Dow Jones futures and elsewhere doesn’t necessarily translate into actual trading in the next regular stock market session.

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve will meet virtually for an annual summit usually held in Jackson Hole, Wyo. On Friday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will speak and is expected to reveal details of how long the currently higher inflation is expected to last, and what the Fed should do about it.

Among exchange traded funds, the Innovator IBD 50 (FFTY) was flat Tuesday premarket after rising 2.45% Monday. Nasdaq 100 tracker Invesco QQQ Trust ETF (QQQ) gained 0.3% early Tuesday. Meanwhile, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) rose 0.2%.

Stock Market Rally Continues

The three major stock indexes — the Dow Jones industrials, Nasdaq and S&P 500 — looked to continue their rebounds from the 50-day support level with modest gains Tuesday morning. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 looked to extend their win streaks to four sessions.

Monday’s Big Picture commented, “What was looking like a bad week for the stock market last week ended up being pretty good as the Nasdaq composite shaved a weekly loss of 2.7% to 0.7%. A bullish end to the week reminded investors about the importance of being nimble. Indeed, many investors raising cash early last week — when the Nasdaq was threatening a break of its 50-day moving average — were putting some money to work on Thursday and Friday, and maybe a little more on Monday.”

For more stock market commentary, check out IBD’s The Big Picture.

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Dow Jones Stocks To Buy And Watch: Home Depot

Dow Jones leader Home Depot is trying to break out past a cup-with-handle’s 333.55 buy point, but is below the buy point, according to IBD MarketSmith chart analysis. The 5% buy area goes up to 350.23.

Shares were flat ahead of the open Tuesday.

Stock Market Earnings: Best Buy, Palo Alto

Retailer Best Buy and cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks reported earnings ahead of open Tuesday.

Best Buy jumped 5% in premarket trade after the company reported strong Q2 results. Shares are tracing a consolidation with a 128.68 buy point.

Palo Alto surged over 11% early Tuesday following the company’s better-than-expected fiscal-Q4 results. The stock is set to to hit a new high Tuesday.

Stocks To Buy And Watch: Mercado Libre, Nvidia, Snap

Mercado Libre traded slightly higher ahead of the open Tuesday, looking to add to Monday’s 1.3% gain. The largest e-commerce company in Latin America continues to trace a cup with handle with a 1,899.43 buy point. MELI stock is holding just above a 1,755.05 buy point created by the Aug. 5 gap-up on earnings.

Graphics-chip maker Nvidia broke out past a 208.85 buy point in a flat base and is extended, according to IBD MarketSmith chart analysis. Shares advanced 5.5% Monday and are just out of the 5% buy area that runs up to 219.29. On Friday, the stock climbed above an early entry at 207.43.

Nvidia shares added 0.3% premarket Tuesday. Nvidia is an IBD Leaderboard stock. Exposure to Nvidia has been raised by another quarter as it continues to make progress following its earnings beat last week.

The chip giant reported quarterly earnings last week that topped analyst estimates. The company earned an adjusted $1.04 a share on sales of $6.51 billion in the quarter ended Aug. 1. On a year-over-year basis, Nvidia earnings jumped 89% while sales surged 68%.

IBD SwingTrader stock Snap is back in buy range above a 73.69 buy point in a consolidation. Shares are also rebounding from their critical 50-day moving average line. The stock rallied 0.3% Tuesday morning. Snap was Monday’s IBD Stock Of The Day

The IBD Stock Checkup shows SNAP stock holds a solid 93 out of a perfect 99 IBD Composite Rating. The IBD Composite Rating identifies stocks with a blend of strong fundamental and technical characteristics.

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Tesla Stock

Tesla stock rallied 0.7% premarket Tuesday, on pace to add to Monday’s 3.8% advance. Shares bullishly regained their 700.10 aggressive buy point deep inside a correction after last week’s weakness and are back in buy range. Meanwhile, a deep, large base continues to take shape.

On Jan. 25, Tesla stock hit a record high at 900.40, after climbing as much as 93% from a 466 buy point in a cup with handle.

Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft

Among the top Dow Jones stocks, Apple shares were slightly lower Tuesday morning after Monday’s 1% gain extended a win streak to three sessions. Apple stock is back above a 148 trend line buy point and in buy range. The stock hit an all-time high on Aug. 18 at 151.68 before reversing lower.

Software giant Microsoft rose 0.2% early Tuesday, and is just off Friday’s new highs. Microsoft is about 15% above a cup base’s 263.29 buy point.

Be sure to follow Scott Lehtonen on Twitter at @IBD_SLehtonen for more on growth stocks and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


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